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Qur’an Liberation and Pluralism

An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression

Farid Esack

The demise of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s followed an unprecedented unity in struggle against oppression from members of different faith traditions. This work details how South African Muslims were brought into conflict with the Qu’ran, which denied virtue outside Islam, and so did not allow them to co-operate with other oppressed groups. It reflects on passages from the Qu’ran and provides interpretations which support solidarity for change, combining social history, politics and theology.

  • Publication date: December 5, 1996
  • ISBN: 9781851681211
  • RRP: £24.00
  • Pages: 280

Farid Esack

Dr Farid Esack has an international reputation as a Muslim scholar, speaker and human rights activist. He has lectured widely on religion and Islamic studies and also served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality with Nelson Mandela’s government. He has authored numerous Islamic books and is currently the Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

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